List of centuries in women's Test cricket

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Monochrome image of four women on a cricket pitch, all the women are wearing white knee length sports dresses. The two players right by the stumps are also wearing pads, while the person behind the stumps (wicketkeeper) is also wearing gloves, the woman in front (batsman) is also holding a bat and looking at the stumps. The bowler has her back to the camera while the other woman in the frame is behind the wicketkeeper and facing the stumps.
Second women's Test match between Australia and England in Sydney in 1935; Myrtle Maclagan (not pictured) scored the first century in women's Test cricket during this match while Betty Snowball (wicketkeeper, third from left) scored a century two Tests later.

Test cricket is the longest version of the sport of cricket. Test matches are played between international teams of eleven players each over four innings; each team bats twice. In the women's variant, the game is scheduled to last four days of play.[1][2] The Women's Cricket Association was formed in England in 1926,[3] and the first women's Test was played between England and Australia in 1934. The English team were on a tour of Australia and New Zealand, arranged by the WCA.[4][5] The International Women's Cricket Council was formed in 1958 as the governing body for women's cricket.[6] In 2005, women's cricket was brought under the International Cricket Council along with men's cricket; at that time 89 of the council's 104 members had started developing women's cricket.[7] As of January 2011, a total of ten teams have played a total of 133 women's Test matches. England have played the most matches (89) while Sri Lanka, Ireland and the Netherlands have played only one Test each.[8]

A century is a score of a hundred or more runs in an innings. The first century in women's Test cricket was scored in 1935 by Myrtle Maclagan, who made 119 runs for England against Australia. Since then, a total of 96 centuries, including six double centuries, have been scored. Betty Snowball of England (189 runs) held the record for the highest individual score for over 51 years. She was the second cricketer to hold the record after Maclagan, a record which stood until Sandhya Agarwal of India surpassed it by a single run in 1986. Following Agarwal the record was held by Denise Annetts (Australia, 1987), Kirsty Flavell (New Zealand, 1996), Karen Rolton (Australia, 2001), Mithali Raj (India, 2002), and the current record holder Kiran Baluch of Pakistan who, in 2004, scored 242 runs against the West Indies.[9] Janette Brittin of England has scored five centuries in a Test career spanning 27 matches and 44 innings, the most hundreds in women's Test match history.[10] Flavell scored the first double century in women's Test cricket in 1996; over the next eight years five more double centuries were scored, by Joanne Broadbent (Australia, 1998), Michelle Goszko (Australia, 2001), Karen Rolton (Australia, 2001), Mithali Raj (India, 2002), and Kiran Baluch (Pakistan, 2004).[9] As of January 2011, Australia have the most centurions while English players have scored the most centuries.[11]

The first part of this list includes all players who have scored a Test century. The list is organised in chronological order; in cases where more than one player has scored a century in the same match or innings, the player who started batting earlier is listed first. The second part of the list provides an overview of century scores by Test playing teams. Teams are listed in the order of debut; in cases where two teams played their first match together, the host team is listed first.

Key[edit]

Symbol Meaning
Runs Number of runs scored
* Batsman remained not out
Mins Duration of the innings in minutes
BF Number of balls faced
4s Number of fours hit
6s Number of sixes hit
SR Runs scored per 100 balls
Inn Innings in which the score was made
Statistic was not recorded
dagger Score was a world record at that time

Century scores[edit]

List of century scores
No. Player[9] Date For Against Ground Runs Mins BF 4s 6s SR Inns
1 Maclagan, MyrtleMyrtle Maclagan[12]  dagger 4 January 1935  England  Australia Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 119 180 5 0 2
2 Snowball, BettyBetty Snowball[13]  dagger 16 February 1935  England  New Zealand Lancaster Park, Christchurch 189 222 23 0 2
3 Hide, MollyMolly Hide[13] 16 February 1935  England  New Zealand Lancaster Park, Christchurch 110 142 5 0 2
4 Maclagan, MyrtleMyrtle Maclagan 26 June 1937  England  Australia Stanley Park, Blackpool 115 1
5 Paisley, UnaUna Paisley 20 March 1948  Australia  New Zealand Basin Reserve, Wellington 108 1
6 Wilson, BettyBetty Wilson 15 January 1949  Australia  England Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 111 189 12 0 1
7 Hide, MollyMolly Hide 19 February 1949  England  Australia Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 124* 3
8 Robinson, CeciliaCecilia Robinson 16 June 1951  England  Australia North Marine Road, Scarborough 105 297 8 0 1
9 Paisley, UnaUna Paisley 18 January 1957  Australia  New Zealand Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 101 259 0 0 1
10 Duggan, MaryMary Duggan 29 November 1957  England  New Zealand Lancaster Park, Christchurch 108 148 12 0 2
11 Wilson, BettyBetty Wilson 21 February 1958  Australia  England Junction Oval, Melbourne 100 166 3 0 3
12 Wilson, BettyBetty Wilson 8 March 1958  Australia  England Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 127 200 6 0 1
13 Robinson, CeciliaCecilia Robinson 8 March 1958  England  Australia Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 102 379 0 0 2
14 Sharpe, HelenHelen Sharpe 31 December 1960  England  South Africa Kingsmead, Durban 126 225 7 0 2
15 van Mentz, YvonneYvonne van Mentz 13 January 1961  South Africa  England Newlands, Cape Town 105* 228 7 0 2
16 Duggan, MaryMary Duggan 20 July 1963  England  Australia The Oval, London 101* 1
17 Heyhoe Flint, RachaelRachael Heyhoe Flint[14] 18 June 1966  England  New Zealand North Marine Road, Scarborough 113 150 11 1
18 Bakewell, EnidEnid Bakewell 27 December 1968  England  Australia Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 113 150 11 0 1
19 Barker, EdnaEdna Barker 10 January 1969  England  Australia Junction Oval, Melbourne 100 1
20 McKelvey, TrishTrish McKelvey 15 February 1969  New Zealand  England Basin Reserve, Wellington 155* 1
21 Bakewell, EnidEnid Bakewell 15 February 1969  England  New Zealand Basin Reserve, Wellington 124 2
22 Doull, JudiJudi Doull 7 March 1969  New Zealand  England Hagley Oval, Christchurch 103 1
23 Bakewell, EnidEnid Bakewell 7 March 1969  England  New Zealand Hagley Oval, Christchurch 114 2
24 McKelvey, TrishTrish McKelvey 25 February 1972  New Zealand  South Africa Newlands, Cape Town 117* 3
25 Williams, BrendaBrenda Williams 24 March 1972  South Africa  New Zealand Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg 100 3
26 Hill, LorraineLorraine Hill 21 March 1975  Australia  New Zealand Basin Reserve, Wellington 118* 2
27 Heyhoe Flint, RachaelRachael Heyhoe Flint[15] 19 June 1976  England  Australia Old Trafford, Manchester 110 253 9 0 2
28 Jennings, MargaretMargaret Jennings[16] 3 July 1976  Australia  England Edgbaston, Birmingham 104 310 9 0 2
29 Lumsden, JanJan Lumsden[17] 24 July 1976  Australia  England The Oval, London 123 278 12 0 2
30 Heyhoe Flint, RachaelRachael Heyhoe Flint[17] 24 July 1976  England  Australia The Oval, London 179 521 28 0 3
31 Rangaswamy, ShantaShanta Rangaswamy 8 January 1977  India  New Zealand Carisbrook, Dunedin 108 2
32 Bevege, BarbBarb Bevege 8 January 1977  New Zealand  India Carisbrook, Dunedin 100* 3
33 Stockton, JulieJulie Stockton 12 January 1979  Australia  New Zealand University Oval, Sydney 117 349 11 0 2
34 Bakewell, EnidEnid Bakewell[18] 1 July 1979  England  West Indies Edgbaston, Birmingham 112* 265 15 0 3
35 Verco, PetaPeta Verco[19] 3 February 1984  Australia  India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad 105 6 0 2
36 Kennare, JillJill Kennare[19] 3 February 1984  Australia  India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad 131 17 1 2
37 Price, KarenKaren Price[19] 3 February 1984  Australia  India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad 104* 12 0 2
38 Agarwal, SandhyaSandhya Agarwal[20] 10 February 1984  India  Australia Wankhede Stadium, Bombay 134 16 0 1
39 Brittin, JanetteJanette Brittin[21] 6 July 1984  England  New Zealand Headingley Stadium, Leeds 144* 300 304 12 0 41.18 2
40 Hockley, DebbieDebbie Hockley[22] 27 July 1984  New Zealand  England St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury 107* 219 241 11 0 44.39 2
41 Hodges, CaroleCarole Hodges[22] 27 July 1984  England  New Zealand St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury 158* 303 323 21 0 48.91 3
42 Brittin, JanetteJanette Brittin 13 December 1984  England  Australia WACA, Perth 112 175 162 10 0 69.13 3
43 Kennare, JillJill Kennare 13 December 1984  Australia  England WACA, Perth 103 167 165 11 0 62.42 4
44 Emerson, DeniseDenise Emerson 21 December 1984  Australia  England Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 121 315 329 7 0 36.77 2
45 Kennare, JillJill Kennare[23] 25 January 1985  Australia  England Queen Elizabeth Oval, Bendigo 104 234 209 9 0 50.98 2
46 Agarwal, SandhyaSandhya Agarwal 7 March 1985  India  New Zealand Barabati Stadium, Cuttack 106 2
47 Kulkarni, ShubangiShubangi Kulkarni[24] 26 June 1986  India  England Collingham Cricket Club, Wetherby 118 351 285 17 0 41.40 1
48 Cooke, LesleyLesley Cooke[24] 26 June 1986  England  India Collingham Cricket Club, Wetherby 117 269 186 13 0 62.90 4
49 Agarwal, SandhyaSandhya Agarwal[25] 3 July 1986  India  England Stanley Park, Blackpool 132 387 328 9 0 40.24 1
50 Powell, JaneJane Powell[25] 3 July 1986  England  India Stanley Park, Blackpool 115* 284 257 8 0 44.74 2
No. Player Date For Against Ground Runs Mins BF 4s 6s SR Inns
51 Brittin, JanetteJanette Brittin[26] 12 July 1986  England  India New Road, Worcester 125 226 211 13 0 59.24 1
52 Hodges, CaroleCarole Hodges[26] 12 July 1986  England  India New Road, Worcester 121* 324 282 9 0 42.90 1
53 Agarwal, SandhyaSandhya Agarwal[26]  dagger 12 July 1986  India  England New Road, Worcester 190 563 523 19 0 36.33 2
54 Potter, SarahSarah Potter[26] 12 July 1986  England  India New Road, Worcester 102 317 293 12 0 34.81 3
55 Haggett, BelindaBelinda Haggett[27] 1 August 1987  Australia  England New Road, Worcester 126 261 254 18 0 49.60 2
56 Reeler, LindsayLindsay Reeler[28] 21 August 1987  Australia  England Collingham Cricket Club, Wetherby 110* 454 406 11 0 27.09 2
57 Annetts, DeniseDenise Annetts[28]  dagger 21 August 1987  Australia  England Collingham Cricket Club, Wetherby 193 381 365 30 0 52.88 2
58 Griffiths, SallySally Griffiths[29] 18 January 1990  Australia  New Zealand Cornwall Park, Auckland 133 328 279 12 0 47.67 1
59 Hockley, DebbieDebbie Hockley[29] 18 January 1990  New Zealand  Australia Cornwall Park, Auckland 126* 507 407 15 0 30.96 2
60 Clark, BelindaBelinda Clark[30] 26 January 1991  Australia  India North Sydney Oval, Sydney 104 187 170 11 0 61.18 1
61 Haggett, BelindaBelinda Haggett[31] 9 February 1991  Australia  India Richmond Cricket Ground, Melbourne 144 320 355 4 0 40.56 2
62 Annetts, DeniseDenise Annetts 19 February 1992  Australia  England North Sydney Oval, Sydney 148* 441 375 7 0 39.46 2
63 Hockley, DebbieDebbie Hockley 7 February 1995  New Zealand  India Trafalgar Park, Nelson 107 399 382 11 0 28.01 2
64 Drumm, EmilyEmily Drumm 28 February 1995  New Zealand  Australia Hagley Oval, Christchurch 161* 312 270 21 0 59.62 1
65 Jain, AnjuAnju Jain 17 November 1995  India  England CCFG, Calcutta 110 324 278 10 0 39.56 2
66 Daniels, BarbaraBarbara Daniels[32] 24 June 1996  England  New Zealand North Marine Road, Scarborough 160 300 268 19 0 59.70 1
67 Leng, KathrynKathryn Leng[32] 24 June 1996  England  New Zealand North Marine Road, Scarborough 144 285 229 15 0 62.88 1
68 Flavell, KirstyKirsty Flavell[32]  dagger 24 June 1996  New Zealand  England North Marine Road, Scarborough 204 555 504 24 0 40.48 2
69 Hockley, DebbieDebbie Hockley[33] 4 July 1996  New Zealand  England New Road, Worcester 115 328 259 16 0 44.40 2
70 Drumm, EmilyEmily Drumm[34] 12 July 1996  New Zealand  England Woodbridge Road, Guildford 112* 231 186 11 0 60.21 3
71 Seneviratna, ChamaniChamani Seneviratna[35] 17 April 1998  Sri Lanka  Pakistan Colts Cricket Club Ground, Colombo 105* 108 12 0 97.22 3
72 Brittin, JanetteJanette Brittin 6 August 1998  England  Australia Woodbridge Road, Guildford 146 481 490 15 0 29.79 1
73 Broadbent, JoanneJoanne Broadbent 6 August 1998  Australia  England Woodbridge Road, Guildford 200 517 476 25 0 42.01 2
74 Jones, MelMel Jones 6 August 1998  Australia  England Woodbridge Road, Guildford 131 267 240 21 0 54.58 2
75 Brittin, JanetteJanette Brittin 11 August 1998  England  Australia Harrogate Cricket Club, Harrogate 167 434 402 17 0 41.54 2
76 Clark, BelindaBelinda Clark 21 August 1998  Australia  England New Road, Worcester 136 286 227 12 0 59.91 2
77 Rolton, KarenKaren Rolton 21 August 1998  Australia  England New Road, Worcester 176* 247 236 21 0 74.57 2
78 Edwards, CharlotteCharlotte Edwards 15 July 1999  England  India Denis Compton Oval, Shenley 108 298 249 6 0 43.37 1
79 Goszko, MichelleMichelle Goszko 24 June 2001  Australia  England Denis Compton Oval, Shenley 204 395 345 24 0 59.13 2
80 Rolton, KarenKaren Rolton  dagger 6 July 2001  Australia  England Headingley Stadium, Leeds 209* 361 313 29 1 66.77 2
81 Taylor, ClaireClaire Taylor 6 July 2001  England  Australia Headingley Stadium, Leeds 137 251 232 21 0 59.05 3
82 Kala, HemlataHemlata Kala 14 January 2002  India  England K. D. Singh Babu Stadium, Lucknow 110 275 236 15 1 46.61 2
83 Raj, MithaliMithali Raj  dagger 14 August 2002  India  England County Ground, Taunton 214 598 407 19 0 52.57 2
84 Sthalekar, LisaLisa Sthalekar 22 February 2003  Australia  England Bankstown Oval, Sydney 120* 364 329 4 0 36.47 3
85 Taylor, ClaireClaire Taylor 7 August 2003  England  South Africa Denis Compton Oval, Shenley 177 388 287 22 0 61.67 2
86 Taylor, ClaireClaire Taylor 20 August 2003  England  South Africa County Ground, Taunton 131 238 179 23 0 73.18 2
87 Kala, HemlataHemlata Kala 27 November 2003  India  New Zealand Bilakhiya Stadium, Vapi 110 360 280 7 0 39.28 2
88 Baluch, KiranKiran Baluch  dagger 15 March 2004  Pakistan  West Indies National Stadium, Karachi 242 584 488 38 0 49.59 1
89 George, NadineNadine George 15 March 2004  West Indies  Pakistan National Stadium, Karachi 118 238 185 15 0 63.78 3
90 Edwards, CharlotteCharlotte Edwards 21 August 2004  England  New Zealand North Marine Road, Scarborough 117 331 251 12 0 46.61 2
91 Newton, LauraLaura Newton 21 August 2004  England  New Zealand North Marine Road, Scarborough 103 165 150 14 1 68.66 2
92 Brindle, ArranArran Brindle 9 August 2005  England  Australia County Ground, Hove 101* 252 249 16 0 40.56 4
93 Taylor, ClaireClaire Taylor 8 August 2006  England  India Grace Road, Leicester 115 283 233 9 0 49.35 3
94 Edwards, CharlotteCharlotte Edwards 29 August 2006  England  India County Ground, Taunton 105 268 223 21 0 47.08 3
95 Fields, JodieJodie Fields 10 July 2009  Australia  England New Road, Worcester 139 269 254 21 0 54.72 1
96 Edwards, CharlotteCharlotte Edwards 22 January 2011  England  Australia Bankstown Oval, Sydney 114* 389 310 7 0 36.77 1
No. Player Date For Against Ground Runs Mins BF 4s 6s SR Inns

Team overview[edit]

Team statistics for century scores
No. Team First Test[36] No. of Tests[36] No. of players No. of centurions No. of centuries Highest score Highest scorer
1  Australia[37] 1934 69 162 21 30 209* Rolton, KarenKaren Rolton
2  England[38] 1934 89 149 20 40 189 Snowball, BettyBetty Snowball
3  New Zealand[39] 1935 45 125 6 11 204 Flavell, KirstyKirsty Flavell
4  South Africa[40] 1960 11 49 2 2 105* van Mentz, YvonneYvonne van Mentz
5  West Indies[41] 1976 12 29 1 1 118 George, NadineNadine George
6  India[42] 1976 34 71 6 10 214 Raj, MithaliMithali Raj
7  Sri Lanka[43] 1998 1 11 1 1 105* Seneviratne, ChamaniChamani Seneviratne
8  Pakistan[44] 1998 3 20 1 1 242 Baluch, KiranKiran Baluch
9  Ireland[45] 2000 1 11 0 0 68* Beggs, CaitrionaCaitriona Beggs
10  Netherlands[46] 2000 1 11 0 0 52 Wattenberg, VioletViolet Wattenberg

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